Most ants in our houses are not harmful to people, but some may spread bacteria. Furthermore, if you see some ants in your house, there are actually a lot more. It is so annoying that you must find ways to get rid of them as soon as possible and prevent them from coming again. Read on to learn how to deal with this problem.
1) Reasons that ants come in your home
Ants come in your home for various reasons. First, they can’t find enough food or water outside, so they try to find some in the house.
Second, they want to find habitat in the house. Ants are most active between March and June, so they usually come in your house during this period of time.
2) Ways to prevent ants from coming in your home
First, seal all doors, windows and cracks and all cable, pipe, and wire entry points with adhesive tapes, because it can prevent all insects including ants from coming through the crevices to your house. Check if there are
Regularly inspect foundations for tiny cracks through which ants can gain entry to your home.
Second, clean your kitchen and rooms clean of crumbs and storing foods. Insects including ants come into the house mainly for food, so if you remove food from them, there won’t be so many insects.
3) Ways to expel ants out of your house
First, use baking soda and powdered sugar. Put the same amount of baking soda and powdered sugar in a lid. Put the mixings at the spots where there are ants. After ants eat baking soda, they will die after baking soda meets with an acidic material in their chest.
Second, use Borax and corn syrup. Mix the same amount of Borax and corn syrup together and put it on a piece of cardboard. The bait will attract ants, as they love eating corn syrup. After eating the bait, they will be killed by the Borax.
Third, use diatomaceous earth. Spread some diatomaceous earth to the spots that ants often occur. Ants will be dehydrated and lose their lives after eating diatomaceous earth, but those in the nest won’t be affected. So it is not applicable if there are a lot of ants in your home.
Fourth, use gel ant baits. Gel ant baits are sweet, which is the favorite of ants, so it is effective to use gel ant baits to kill ants. Put gel in the spots where there are ants. Note that you should put the baits in the spots where your kids or pets can’t reach. You can also choose fully enclosed plastic baits, which are safe for pets and kids.
Fifth, use castile soap. Mix about 100 ml of Castile liquid soap and 1 liter of water together and spray it to the spots where ants march around. The ants will lost their lives after contacting it, but the ones in the nest won’t be affected.